What Nurses Earn in Every State

If you're a nurse, you're in a growth industry. Here is a look at how your location will affect the size of your paycheck.

51. South Dakota

South Dakota capitol building in Pierre.Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.com

Average salary for a registered nurse: $57,010 per year

Although it ranks lowest in average pay for nurses, South Dakota — pretty much smack dab in the middle of the country — is also roughly in the middle for cost of living among the U.S. states, according to a report by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.


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